Google Is Working On Two Android Wear Smartwatches, Says Report

An anonymous reader writes: A new report from Android Police says Google is working on two Android Wear smartwatches. The Verge reports: “The two smartwatches — one codenamed Angelfish, the other Swordfish — are said to place a heavy focus on the Google assistant artificial intelligence ‘bot’ that headlined the company’s recent I/O keynote. In terms of size and design, the larger Angelfish watch fits somewhere in between the 42mm and 46mm sizes of Lenovo’s Moto 360. It’ll feature LTE connectivity, built-in GPS, and a heart rate monitor, so it’s got everything necessary for a little independence from your smartphone. The watch design reportedly features three buttons. There’s a circular crown like many other Android Wear devices, but Angelfish also has two other buttons, and it’s not yet known what they do. The smaller, thinner Swordfish watch has a look that resembles the Pebble Time Round, according to Android Police, with much less bezel surrounding the circular display. It’s got just a single button, and might ship without the LTE, GPS, and heart rate sensor included inside the higher-end model. They could appear sometime this fall alongside new Nexus phones and the launch of Android Wear 2.0, though Android Police suspects they’ll be announced separately.” Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, were able to track a smartwatch wearer’s hand movements at an ATM and figure out their pin with 80 percent accuracy on the first try.

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